Euteva "Teva" Shannon Rainey passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Floyd Cleveland and Ida Hester Grissom Shannon; sisters, Isabel Shannon Hooks, Dortha L. Shannon Johnson and Frances B. Shannon Morris; brothers, Floyd C. Shannon and Charles E Shannon.
Her husband, Rex E. Rainey; sisters and brothers, Jean Vandergriff, Edna Shadwick, Nancy Wilson, Reita (Bill) Pierce, Helen (Ralph) Reel, Ronald (Joyce) Shannon and Glenn Shannon, survive her. Several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Teva's name to the Cumberland County Imagination Library, 3 East Street, Crossville, TN 38572.
A private memorial service will be held later with Reverend Eric Mullinax officiating.
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Published on December 4, 2019


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Katie Steis
Jan 07, 2020
Remembering Teva and the special times we all had together in Topeka. We lost two good ones this year, Teva and Bob.
charles and Laura Lee Pepper
Dec 11, 2019
So sad to hear we loss another wonderful person. We shared a rare dog named little bite-which Rex and Tiva came to call Devon. Teva enjoyed my silly Bird calls , as we laughed our way around 18 holes of golf at lake Tansi. Our many hugs and laughter as we shared in team play at some of the golf tourments .. Teva was always wanting to make sure our rules of play on the golf course were up held. Teva I will miss you very much , and know your up in heaven enjoying the spoils of Gods glory. I want to thank Teva"s family for allowing me to share a wonderful journey with her. She will be missed by our community as well, for her wonderful hard work at the Crossville libarey. Till we meet again. Ta...nsi was blessed to have such a fine lady. I always felt better when I spent the day with her. Thank You. Love you REX!Read more
Elmo and Judy Rainey
Dec 11, 2019
So sorry for Tevas death. Sorry we cannot come to the memorial service but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Would love to see you here when you feel like getting away. We have thought many times of our last visit with both of you and how very much we enjoyed it. Teva was such a joy.
Kandi Karell
Dec 10, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss. God bless you!
Kerry Aliesky
Dec 06, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of Reva’s passing. You two welcomed me to the Lake Tansi area and it was a pure joy to see you both come into the restaurant. I will forever remember her beautiful smile and loving spirit. Bless you Rex
Larry & Jan
Dec 06, 2019
Rex and family,
Jan and I were devastated to learn of your loss. Our hearts and prayers will be with you always. May our Lord and Savior comfort you. The warmth of Teva’s smile shall remain within our memories forever.
Dec 05, 2019
I met Teva about 2 years ago playing bridge in a Tuesday Bridge Group. She quickly became one of my favorite people. She was always dressed to the nines and always had a smile. I am so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. She will be missed.